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Boat U.S.Names Camdenton as 1 of 10 Great Boating Towns

May 24th, 2013 12:35 PM by Mike and Susie Berra

Boat U.S Magazine names Camdenton, MO one of 10 Great Boating Towns: To Retire, Play and Thrive!

Camdenton, MO

Camdenton is in the right location on this 95-mile-long lake in hilly central Missouri. Town is away from heavy weekend boating traffic, yet close to marinas, boatyards. Downside: Lake is Camdenton's principal attraction.

  • Population: 3,800
  • Waterfront: Charming community with lakefront homes
  • Fishing: Largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, spoonbill
  • Gunkholing: 1,150 miles of shoreline with plenty of protected coves
  • One-Day Boat Trips: Far reaches of the lake
  • Boating Season: Mid-May through mid-October
  • Weather: Average temp. 33 degrees in winter to 79 in summer. Some rain in early spring, some snow in winter
  • Boat Amenities: 27 marinas on Lake of the Ozarks, some with repair facilities. Basic slip fees $70-$80/month for 20- to 25-foot boats. Plus a West Marine in Osage Beach
  • Cost of Living: 10.2% below the national average
  • Taxes: 1.5%-6% state income tax rate; 7.475% combined state and local sales taxes; no state inheritance tax or estate tax
  • Median Home Price: $177,500
  • Nearest Major Hospital: Local: Lake Regional Health System| Kansas City, Kansas: University of Kansas Hospital | VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
  • Airports: Regional: Springfield-Branson National Airport (90 miles) | Major: St. Louis International Airport (165 miles), Kansas City International Airport (198 miles)
  • Cultural, Recreational Activities: Dogwood festival, home and garden festival, air show, harbor hop, wine fest. Two-hour drive to Branson, MO, major country music and entertainment area. Scenic biking roads
  • BoatUS Services: Three different TowBoatUS ports, plus five Cooperating Marinas offer member discounts on fuel, repairs, transient slips, boat rentals.
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Posted by Mike and Susie Berra on May 24th, 2013 12:35 PM



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